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We are the Resistance

September 2, 2017

Well said, Jake, well said!

Looking for God in Messy Places

The story of the burning bush is our call narrative. Yours and mine. It is our call to be part of the resistance. This might take a little explanation.

Moses was tending sheep. Not his sheep. His father-in-law’s sheep.

Moses was neither rich nor powerful. Adopted as an infant by Pharaoh’s daughter, he had once enjoyed status and wealth in Egypt. But now he was a fugitive hiding in the badlands.

Back in Egypt, Moses had killed a man for beating a Hebrew slave. Apparently, Moses still identified deeply with the people of his birth family. No matter the reason, he was caught red-handed and fled for the desert.burning_bush

God chooses this questionable character to lead the resistance against the most powerful Empire on the planet. From the midst of a burning bush, God tells Moses, “I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of…

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